HomeSeer HomeTroller Zee Home Automation Controller creates Z-Wave Automation System with If/Then Events.
Develop a whole-home automation system based on Z-Wave technology using the HomeSeer HomeTroller Zee as your foundation. This palm-sized home automation controller is powerful enough to manage an entire collection of Z-Wave devices. The controller is compatible with devices from many Z-Wave manufacturers, including (but not limited to) Aeon Labs, X10, Insteon, RCS, GE, Leviton, Linear, Honeywell, Everspring, Evolve, Kwikset, Schlage, Baldwin, Yale, Cooper, Fibaro, and FortrezZ.
- Powerful engine for creating if/then events
- Spoken announcements, alerts and reminders
- Fully customizable email and text alerts
- Remote access via free Apple and Android apps
- Fanless, diskless operation
- "Hardware float" performs floating point calculations
With a built-in web server, HomeTroller Zee offers convenient remote control of your Z-Wave devices through a free mobile app for Android and iOS. Control lighting, appliances, locks, thermostats and more from anywhere in the world. Easily change events and troubleshoot issues whenever you like. This is an excellent solution for people on the go, vacationers, and/or second-home owners.
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Versatile Alerts Sent Over the Web
In addition to providing remote control, the HomeTroller Zee offers remote home monitoring. You can receive custom alerts, announcements and reminders from the controller via emails, text messages, or phone calls (text to speech). Set up an alert, for example, to let you know if your energy consumption rises above 5,000 watts more than three times in one hour. Your imagination is the only limit.
The controller’s text-to-speech technology creates a digital human voice to provide audible reminders, alerts and announcements. Listen to your system announce incoming phone calls, motion at the front door, news, weather, medicine schedules, appointments and more. Voice alerts can also be sent to any computer on your home network or the internet. The unit offers one of the most natural, easy-to-understand digital voices available today.
Create and Group If/Then Events
Alerts are made possible by HomeTroller Zee’s counters, timers, and if/then events. Timers and counters may be created alone or within events.
If/then events give you the power to automatically trigger an action upon a separate occurrence within your Z-Wave network. You could, for example, create an event that triggers the Kwikset Z-Wave deadbolt on your front door to lock as soon as a Z-Wave motion sensor detects activity on your property.
This type of individual event can be grouped with other events to make event creation even more powerful. While a single event can have its own conditions and actions, an entire group can also have group conditions and group actions. If you create a "Manage Security" group, for instance, you could trigger multiple Z-Wave deadbolts to lock upon motion detection without having to create an event for each individual deadbolt. HomeTroller Zee allows you to create an unlimited number of event groups with unlimited if/then events in each group.
Trigger event actions based on any of the following:
- Conditions (many)
- Status change of any device
- Absolute time
- Sunrise/sunset (with offset)
- By email received
- Security panel events
- By matched infrared
- Recurring at regular second/minute intervals
- I/O events from controllers
- Events from plug-ins
In response to event triggers, these actions (and more) may be performed:
- Send lighting control signals (operate devices)
- Play sounds or speak using text-to-speech
- Send email
- Run a script
- Trigger another event
- Dial a network connection
- Media Player functions
- Plug-in functions
- Web Camera functions
- Phone functions such as dialing a phone number or extension phone
User Interfaces for Desktops, Smartphones, and Tablets
The free HomeTroller Zee mobile app provides remote operation and management of the controller and your networked devices. It also features auto camera discovery. The app is available as a free download in the Apple app store and Google Play store.
HomeTroller Zee is also accessible via desktop PCs through clients that are freely available for Windows, Windows CE and Linux devices. Program navigation is simple with cascading menus. Jump quickly from one part of the interface to any other with a simple mouse click. The menu bar remains active and always available even when scrolling down pages. Simple button/link style navigation is also provided in the footer for those who prefer link style navigation. An option is also provided for a top button bar.
Easily Add and Manage Z-Wave Devices
The included Aeon Labs Z-Stick simplifies inclusion of externally-powered Z-Wave devices into a network, while the HomeTroller Zee web interface guides inclusion of battery-powered Z-Wave devices. Once added, devices can be managed as individuals or by group within the user interface. Displaying like devices together in a group allows for easy sorting and filtering in the device management screen.
Images may be assigned to any device in your HomeTroller Zee system. These images can depict the component associated with the Z-Wave device (like a wall switch) or the component being controlled (like a table lamp). Device images offer a simple way to visually identify the exact device you wish to monitor, control or edit!
Furthermore, the "Device Status" view in the device management screen allows you to create graphical illustrations of your system and to monitor device status in real time. "Device Status" view is accessible from any web browser (mobile or desktop), and devices can be controlled with a click of the mouse or the touch of a finger.
Import your own images and/or floor plans for a completely custom management interface. A built-in drag/drop editor even allows you to quickly designate various locations around your home and place devices precisely where you want to install them.
Expandable with Multi-Network Support
HomeTroller Zee runs on an energy-efficient 700MHz Linux platform and uses full boolean logic with a simplified workflow. Scalable Z-Wave support enables multiple Z-Wave interfaces and networks within a single HomeTroller Zee unit. This makes it easy to extend your Z-Wave network to different buildings or areas, such as a second home, two separate zones in a single larger home, or a detached garage.
- HomeTroller Zee
- Aeon Labs Z-Stick
- AC Power Adapter with Micro USB Cable
- Ethernet Cable
- Rubber Feet
- Quick Start Guide
1. HomeTroller Zee supports Z-Wave devices only. The full versions of HomeSeer HomeTrollers (sold separately) can control IR, I/O, Z-Wave, IP and serial products.
2. The full HSTouch Service license is no longer a paid license and is included with all HomeTroller Zee units. HSTouch Designer is now a licensed product and may be used with any HomeTroller Zee to create fully customized GUI projects.
- CPU: 700 MHz
- RAM: 512 MB
- Storage: 4GB SD
- Ports: 2 USB Ports, LAN Port, HDMI Port, Composite Video Port
- Audio Out Port: 3.5mm jack
- Z-Wave Interface: USB External, Portable, Upgradable
- AC Power Adapter: C(UL)US approved, 100-240V, 50/60Hz in, 5V 1A out, US style plug
- Unit Dimensions: 4.4 x 3.8 x 1 inches (113 x 97 x 27mm) - Excludes Z-Stick
- Power Usage: 3 Watts
- Z-Wave: Via Aeon Labs Z-Stick or any Z-Wave interface that supports the Z-Wave serial API
- Insteon: Via Smarthome 2413U PLM USB interface
- X10: Via CM11, CM15, and TI103 interfaces
- Requirements: Internet Connected Router